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Avinash Sable credits Sports Ministry’s support after creating national record in Diamond League Rabat
New delhi 07 june 2022(Agencies)
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports facilitated the travel of 3000m steeplechase runner Avinash Sable from Colorado Springs to Rabat, where he created a new national record.

The Ministry got in touch with the Indian Embassy in the United States to assist Sable in procuring the Moroccan visa.

Sable, a Tokyo Olympian, clocked a time of 8 minutes 12.48 seconds to create the national record in the men’s 3000m steeplechase event at the Diamond League 2022 in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday. He is now looking forward to the World Championship in Oregon and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

“I am happy the Diamond League event turned out great and I get a huge amount of confidence when I perform well. I really hope to compete in one more competition before the World Championship in Oregon, to test myself further,” Sable spoke to Sports Authority of India from Rabat. “Of course, I’m looking forward to giving a really good performance in Oregon and the Commonwealth Games.”

The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) had agreed in providing Sable financial assistance under TOPS towards the air tickets for his travel to Rabat to compete at the Diamond League in Rabat. In the Paris 2024 Olympics cycle, Sable was included into TOPS in December 2021. He has till date, got a support of Rs 6.02 Lakh in the current Olympic cycle under TOPS.
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